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Mail Art

Mail Art

Have you ever heard of "Mail Art"? Wikipedia defines it as a populistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service. My brother used to send me letters in the mail where he created the envelope out of whatever paper he had lying around. He would turn the envelope into a piece of art. Some common elements of Mail Art according to Wikipedia, collage, recycled images and objects, artistic created stamps, paint and include anything that can be put into an envelope. I think of mail art as tactile and beautiful. I think the way the postmark is randomly placed adds an uncontrolled element to the art work. 


Next time you want to send an email to a friend or relative, take a little more time and send them some mail art. Create the "art" using items you have around the house or office. I think you will be surprised by what you can create and the letter will be treasured by its receiver.

Paper Designs


I love paper. I love the feel of it. I love the texture and I love the various colors it comes in. One of my favorite past times is finding paper. I love paper stores, craft stores, and any other place I may find beautiful paper. One time I even took a class and learned to make my own paper. 

As a graphic designer, I love to create tactile real designs that can be held. I love receiving mail in the mailbox. I love stamps (both stamps-postage and the postmark) and everything that goes into sending a letter through the mail. 


Over the years, handwritten mail has slowly been replaced with emails. Instead of receiving a physical birthday card, most people send email birthday cards. I know they are easy and can be sent very last minute. Paper Designs is trying to bring back mailed birthday cards by adding the convince of email birthday cards. Pick a card,  write a message on the message field, submit the recipients address and checkout. Your recipient will receive a card from you through the mail, handwritten with the message you provide. The card will be written and mailed in 2 days of your order being placed. You can sent a card with the same convince of an email birthday card only this card can be held and will be kept by the recipient.